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Police response to to Eric McIsaac plea

New Zealand Police (blog) (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Police note the plea entered by Eric McIsaac in court today, but will be making no comment until the conclusion of the court process at sentencing.
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Budget 2016: Recap of our live coverage as Bill English reveals his spending plan - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Man arrested after Parliament forecourt on lockdown - ‎6 hours ago‎
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More charges in Waikato bobby calves case

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Calves left in crate without shelter, food or water for more than eight hours before pick up for slaughter. Photo / Supplied. More animal welfare charges have been laid over the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves in Waikato.
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UN secretary general frontrunner faces internal uproar

Cortez Journal - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Helen Clark, the U.N.'s development czar, has emerged as a front-runner in the race for U.N. secretary-general, inspiring international hopes that a powerful woman could lead the world's preeminent diplomatic organization for the first time.
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Remains found on Timaru beach

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
More human remains have been found on a Timaru beach, after a member of the public discovered a bone washed up there yesterday. A police spokesperson said search teams found them during a shoreline search of the beach today.
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The Latest: China's state media concerned about G-7 agenda

Daily Mail - ‎42 minutes ago‎
China isn't a G-7 nation, but its official media is concerned about the agenda of the summit. U.S. President Barack Obama, left, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Ujibashi bridge as they visit Ise Jingu shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture ...
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Killing the Emir: What We Know About the Strike that Killed Mansour and What It Says About Pakistan and the Taliban

War on the Rocks - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Last Friday, following another uninspiring meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group, Pakistan issued a statement that more needed to be done militarily to deny Taliban military gains and bring the group back to the negotiating table.
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Melbourne 'paedophile' Michael John Quinn was travelling to US for rugby tournament

Daily Mail - ‎35 minutes ago‎
He's an IVF scientist who embarked on an adventure to the United States with his teammates for a gay rugby union tournament. But Melbourne man Michael John Quinn never boarded his flight to Nashville in Tennessee for the Bingham Cup after he was ...

Terry Baucher says IRD's new computer system is a winner and smokers and carbon emitters are the losers in an ... - ‎2 hours ago‎
It wasn't without surprises, this Budget's under the radar tax increase is an old staple of Budgets around the world: increasing the tax on tobacco.
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New Zealand Budget 2016: At-risk students targeted, operational funding frozen

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Teachers say the $2 per week extra funding for disadvantaged kids announced in the budget is not enough to make a difference. The Government's radical new education funding policy will give schools $12 million per year for about 150,000 at-risk ...
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Linton gunners battle it out in a soggy Palmerston North Square

Manawatu Standard - ‎58 minutes ago‎
163 Battery fires the winning shot in 16 Field Regiment's gun run held in The Square to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Gunners Day.
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Māori language gets $34.6m cash injection

Radio New Zealand - ‎3 hours ago‎
The new operating fund is for the next four years to support the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori through key language initiatives.
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Budget 2016: Cash boosts for science research

New Zealand Herald - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Cash boosts for our largest funds for mission-led research have been welcomed by New Zealand's independent government body for the sciences.
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West Coast minnow's dairy payout overshadows Fonterra price - ‎3 hours ago‎
The West Coast's diminutive dairy co-op has come out with an expected payout that overshadows the forecast of dairy giant Fonterra for next season.
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Investor, liquidators take Ross Ponzi case to Supreme Court

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
David Ross was sentenced in 2013 to 10 years, 10 months' jail for an elaborate Ponzi scheme spanning 12 years in which an estimated $115.5 million of investments was lost.
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New hotel and housing in Queenstown to help accommodation shortfall - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Ramada Hotel and Suites in Remarkables Park is due to open in Queenstown in June 2016. A new hotel and residential apartments have been announced for Queenstown as a lack of accommodation continues to bite.
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Smartphone showdown: iPhone SE v Samsung S7 Edge, HTC 10 and Huawei P9 Plus - ‎6 hours ago‎
When it comes to the latest crop of smartphones, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that the they're all brilliant.
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LinkedIn mass hack reveals ... yup, you're all still crap at passwords

The Register - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Analysis of passwords from the LinkedIn leak has revealed, should there be any doubt, that users remain terrible at choosing secure login credentials.
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Google patents “pedestrian glue” so you stick to a hood if hit

The American Genius - ‎15 hours ago‎
Whether you find it exciting or unnerving, self-driving cars have already hit the streets, and are on their way to becoming accepted by the general public.

Why Do Some Law Firms Have Concerns Over Cloud Computing

Lawfuel - ‎6 hours ago‎
Cloud computing has become commonplace for businesses, but lawyers remain reluctant to make the move to the cloud, according to a report from Jeff Chandler in Law Technology Today.
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Graeme Tuckett's movies: Tickled and The Nice Guys - ‎46 minutes ago‎
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A$AP Ferg, Skepta to play back-to-back Auckland shows

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Hip-hop fans face a double-header in Auckland in September, with big name rappers A$AP Ferg and Skepta playing back-to-back shows.

Pacific Underground to receive 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Pacific Music Awards is only two weeks away, and today the recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award is announced: Christchurch based performing arts collective, Pacific Underground.

Helgorithms bassist Bailey Roiall breaks leg on stage at Ding Dong Lounge - ‎8 hours ago‎
Break a leg Bailey: Bassist Bailey Roiall realises he has just snapped his leg in two. WARNING: Some images in this article may be disturbing.
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Konrad Hurrell signs with Gold Coast Titans

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Outgoing Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell has signed with the Gold Coast Titans, it was confirmed today. Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors on the charge against Jonus Pearson of the Broncos during Day 2 of the NRL Auckland Nines Rugby League Tournament.
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Black Caps coach Mike Hesson extends contract til 2019 Cricket World Cup - ‎5 hours ago‎
Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has extended his contract with the national team until after the 2019 World Cup. Black Caps head coach Mike Hesson and several key support staff have re-signed until after the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
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NZ golfers Julianne Alvarez and Wenyung Keh unbeaten in US college title win for Washington - ‎1 hour ago‎
This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. SKY SPORT. Julianne Alvarez from NZ holds her nerve to claim the National Golf Championship for Washington against Stanford.
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Blues only hope against Crusaders is to draw on underdog motivation - ‎2 hours ago‎
When it comes to local derbies, written off is fast becoming a default position for the Blues. That's only natural when you've won one of the past 14 matches against New Zealand opposition.

Mouse-catchers aim to eradicate predators on wild sub-Antarctic island

Cihan News Agency - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A New Zealand-led team was heading Wednesday for a remote and rarely visited sub--Antarctic island with the aim of eradicating one of its most destructive residents -- mice.

Elevated E Coli levels in Hamilton lake

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
The levels of the potentially harmful E.Coli have risen in Lake Rotoroa at Hamilton Lake Domain. This is a common occurrence at this time of year, as the lake's resident duck population increases significantly with birds seeking sanctuary during duck ...
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Ancient Phonecian DNA could make us rethink the history of human migration

The Independent - ‎6 hours ago‎
A rare genome has been identified in an ancient body pulled from a sarcophagus on a site near ancient Carthage, in a discovery which could throw new light on the history of human movement.
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Scientists find world's largest sponge in Northwest Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii News Now - ‎8 hours ago‎
Scientists this week announced a major discovery in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. On the ocean floor, 7,000 feet below the surface, they stumbled upon the largest known sponge in the world.
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Budget 2016: Cash-strapped health sector receives record $2.2b shot in the arm - ‎3 hours ago‎
A record $2.2b injection into the health sector will boost the coffers of cash-strapped District Health Boards, but Opposition parties are predicting a $50m shortfall.

Masks for unvaccinated hospital visitors - ‎1 hour ago‎
Waikato DHB clinical nurse manager infection, prevention and control Vicki Parry said they will supply masks at the entrance of each hospital.
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Canterbury District Health Board gets lowest funding increase - ‎1 hour ago‎
Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key walk to the House during the 2016 budget presentation at Parliament. The Canterbury health system has had the "wool pulled over its eyes again", receiving the lowest increase of the country's ...

Southland rest home gets four-year Ministry of Health re-certification - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rose Lodge in Tweed St, Invercargill, celebrates its excellent audit results. Pictured from left: Mrs Evelyn McLeod, facility manager Fiona Turton, resident Frank Hamill and Activities co-ordinator Lisa Wilkes.